The best books on genealogy and family history

Will Your Genealogy Pass the Test of Time? by Richard Hite

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2017-11-05-05-34-06.1f57953c24fd8041d68074e472523f5cb3720209-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’5382′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/ozld5′ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-5u4eyp’] View Book Details [/av_image] Sustainable Genealogy: Separating Fact from Fiction in Family Legends, by Richard Hite, is a wonderful collection of cautionary tales for the practicing genealogist. In the following selection from Sustainable Genealogy, Mr. Hite illustrates[…]Read more

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FREE! 2018-2019 Genealogical.com Catalogue

Genealogical.com is proud to announce its 2018-2019 Combined Catalogue! The catalogue is 34 pages long, illustrated, and features indexes to authors and subjects. In all, the catalogue refers to upwards of 400 of our newest and most popular books and CDs (though not to all 2,000 of publications found on Genealogical.com). Without a doubt, the[…]Read more

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A List of Emigrants from England to America, 1718-1759

June 2018 Issue of NGSQ Reviews 4 Recent GPC Books

The just published June 2018 issue of the prestigious National Genealogical Society Quarterly features reviews of four recent Genealogical.com titles: The Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy. 4th Edition, by Val Greenwood; the International Vital Records Handbook. 7th Edition, by Thomas J. Kemp; Volumes 1-3 in Michael Ports’ Five-Volume series, Georgia Free Persons of Color; and[…]Read more

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Family Bibles as an Underutilized Genealogical Resource — By Michael Hait

(The following article originally appeared in the [Washington] Examiner.com on July 4, 2010.) Family Bibles hold a unique position among genealogical record groups. They are not official records created for use outside of the family. This point cannot be understated, or underemphasized, for often certain facts will appear in a family Bible that do not otherwise appear.[…]Read more

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Ulster Sails West

New Book on Women Heroes of America’s War for Independence

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-08-23-09-33-55.14837aef052df29b5598bac3dba81885c29ca254-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’5373′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/X7Qe1′ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-4s1qto’] View Book Details [/av_image] Women Patriots in the American Revolution. Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Compassion By Jack Darrell Crowder Historians and genealogists have mostly overlooked the role of women in the American Revolution, even though women’s[…]Read more

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The English Ancestry and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers

“Reasoning from Evidence,” by Thomas W. Jones, PH.D., CG, CGL, FASG

“Genealogy Pointers” continues with its practice of excerpting sections from Professional Genealogy: Preparation, Practice & Standards (Progen PPS), edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills. Today we have lifted the beginning pages of Chapter 12, “Reasoning from Evidence,” which was prepared by Dr. Thomas W. Jones. We are sure you will agree that even in these scant[…]Read more

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New Summer Publications from Genealogical.com

This summer we are happy to announce a significant number of new publications that could assist you in your research. For example, Michael A. Ports has delivered the first of four new installments in our series of laminated research aids, “Genealogy at a Glance.” The new one covers the state of Tennessee. Jason Kruski, the expert[…]Read more

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The Genealogical and Scholarly Significance of Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-02-03-09-20.aa47d4ea8564daad3b12b68cb92d6bb56645742d-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’4606′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/XLwEm’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-47asdg’] View Book Details [/av_image] The Royal Descents 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States(RD 900), genealogist Gary Boyd Roberts’ magnum opus, identifies an awe-inspiring number of historical figures from Continental Europe, the British[…]Read more

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“Research Procedures: Preparing for Research,” by Harold Henderson

“Where do I start?” is a question often asked by inexperienced and more experienced genealogists alike. The problem is that starting off on the wrong foot can often result in time wasted or require re-visiting sources already consulted. [av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2018-04-17-04-50-20.68983f8c735befefac2d9e1371afd616db38c7d6-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’4691′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xeger’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=”[…]Read more

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The Original Lists of Persons of Quality

Tracing your Irish Ancestors: A Three-step Guide

by Brian Mitchell, Derry Genealogy. Email: [email protected] Background There are 2,508 parishes in Ireland. You can identify the civil parishes of Ireland, and their associated townlands, at https://www.johngrenham.com/places/civil_index.php by selecting county of interest on the map. To gain insight into the economic and social landscape of 19th century Ireland you can consult A Topographical Dictionary[…]Read more

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Using Soundex, by Emily Croom

[av_image src=’https://genealogical.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/9780806361888-223×300.jpg’ attachment=’5135′ attachment_size=’medium’ align=’right’ styling=” hover=’av-hover-grow’ link=’manually,https://library.genealogical.com/printpurchase/Xe1kX’ target=’_blank’ caption=’yes’ font_size=” appearance=’on-hover’ overlay_opacity=’0.4′ overlay_color=’#000000′ overlay_text_color=’#ffffff’ animation=’no-animation’ admin_preview_bg=” av_uid=’av-pk8ym’] View Unpuzzling Your Past. 4th Edition [/av_image] (The following article has been excerpted from Emily Anne Croom’s classic how-to book, Unpuzzling Your Past. 4th Edition) The 1880, 1900, and 1920 federal censuses and parts of the 1910[…]Read more

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